Green to receive MVP award

Running back Ahman Green will be honored as the Green Bay Packers' Most Valuable Player of 2001 at the 32nd annual Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame induction banquet on July 13 in Green Bay.<p>

Green was selected to his first-ever Pro Bowl last year after he finished second in the NFC in both rushing yards (1,387) and total yards from scrimmage (1,981) - both career highs. He was fourth in the NFC in scoring among non-kickers with 11 touchdowns (9 rushing, 2 receiving). Green also was Green Bay's leading receiver for the second straight season, catching 62 passes (594 yards and two TDs). He became just the third player in team history to post two or more straight 1,000-yard seasons, joining Jim Taylor and John Brockington.

Former Packers wide receiver Sterling Sharpe and longtime team photographer Vernon Biever will be inducted into the Packer Hall of Fame at the 32nd annual banquet. It will take place at the KI Convention Center. Tickets are $95 each, and tables of 10 are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call Gwen Borga at (920) 405-1177, or e-mail her at

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